Parent Engagement

Parent Engagement is an ongoing process that increases active participation, communication, and collaboration between parents, schools, and communities with the goal of educating the whole child to ensure student achievement and success.

The Parent Engagement services are a “build as we go” model outreaching parents in target schools to get involved, engaged, and empowered in order to improve academic success for children. The parents are the driving force and architects of the initiative through family centered activities, academic opportunities for students, and building a campus focused learning community in partnership with school administration and teachers.

Parent Engagement Service Components:

  • Parents work to create a partnership with the school, other parents and supportive agencies such as those listed in the “Collaborative Partners” section of this report. A primary underpinning to the work is developing activities that foster inclusion, involvement, and a fun environment for all families.
  • The initiative currently targets various grade levels in San Antonio ISD and Harlandale ISD. With the Department of Education award of the Promise Neighborhood, the Eastside Promise Neighborhood footprint and target service areas include a number of the targeted school is San Antonio ISD.

Schools in San Antonio ISD

Bowden Elementary Davis Middle Hirsch Elementary
Lanier High School Pershing Elementary Poe Middle
Rhodes Middle Sam Houston High School Sarah King Elementary
Stewart Elementary Tynan Early Childhood Center Washington Elementary
Wheatley Middle    

Schools in Harlandale ISD

Terrell Wells Middle School

  • The activities for the initiative are developed by a campus team designed by the parents.
  • Each target school has an opportunity to create or customize activities that meet the unique needs, catch the attention and motivate families in their specific community.

The parents identify training needs and the resulting annual training plan address areas such as: development of meaningful and fun family activities that promote parental involvement, identification of community resources and specialized services, advocacy for inclusion of parent “voice” in decision making, leadership development and civic engagement, and empowerment of all parents in making positive choices for their families, schools, and the communities they represent.